In the last few months, Tambet and I have been working on the successor to rcd called zmd (ZENworks Management Daemon). It is written in C#. I did not choose the name.

Things are going pretty well, and a lot of stuff is starting to work. We have an xmlrpc compatability layer for implementing the old rcd methods (just enough to make the old GUI work), and a remoting layer for the new clients. The xmlrpc stuff is pretty much complete, and you can use the old rug/red-carpet apps with it to install packages, etc. Also we’re writing a new ‘rug’ in C#. You can see it in action here. In that shot, it’s installing some stuff from the ‘funktronics’ aptrpm repository.

I don’t have any code to share yet, but hopefully that will happen soon.